• 4 larger or 6 medium courgettes, at room temperature
  • coconut oil
  • 2 x 400g tins coconut milk
  • 700ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp palm sugar
  • 1 lime, plus wedges to serve
  • 1-2 tbsp fish sauce
  • to serve coconut cream
  • 4 shallots, chopped
  • 6 (seeded if you like) red chillies
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, outer layer removed and finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • a thumb-sized piece galangal or ginger, peeled and sliced
  • a bunch coriander, leaves and stems separated (leave a few leaves to serve)
  • 2 tsp shrimp paste
  • 6 lime leaves, finely shredded
  • 1 tsp  ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander


  • STEP 1

    To make the curry paste, bash the shallots, chillies, lemongrass, garlic, galangal and coriander stems in a large mortar with a pestle until it forms a paste (or you can whizz in a blender instead, if you like). Add the shrimp paste, lime leaves, spices and 1 tsp salt and bash or whizz again until smooth.

  • STEP 2

    Top and tail the courgettes, then use a spiralizer to cut the courgettes, or very thinly slice into noodles.

  • STEP 3

    Heat 2 tbsp coconut oil in a large pan and fry 6 tbsp of the curry paste until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the coconut milk, stock and palm sugar and simmer for 10 minutes. Divide the courgetti between 6 warmed bowls. Season the soup with the lime juice and fish sauce, and pour over the courgetti. Scatter with coriander leaves, a drizzle of coconut cream and serve with lime wedges.

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